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CAFE BATA

I love little places that are quietly tucked away and homey. Cafe Bata seems to be one of those amazing places that offer great food, where you can just relax and have good conversation with a stranger. I think if ever I travel great food and conversation will be 2 of the things I cherish most.

SEE THE WORLD AND PEN IT

If you are ever in the area of Mikulov(southern Moravia of Czech Republic) Cafe Bata is a place not to miss.

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It is just a few meters away from the Castle of Mikulov. The small, but lovely cafe is on a roof top corner house. The Cakes and Tea are home and they are absolutely Delicious and the prices are affordable too. It has this relaxing atmosphere that would give somebody reason to sit there have a coffee and enjoy the calm ambiance.

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Feel Free to stop by Cafe Bata in Mikulov!

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Women’s Month at the Beverly Hills – Tsogo Sun Hotels

Tsogo Sun - Bevererly Hills
Tsogo Sun – Beverly Hills – Lap Of Luxury

August is the month to celebrate a woman’s beauty and with that comes the beauty that life has to offer. What better way to celebrate than to spoil your loved one with surprises big and small. This week I thought, let me indulge in the things that make any woman’s heart skip a beat with the Woman’s Month coming up I thought the Beverly Hills hotel would be the perfect getaway for any woman.

Tsogo Sun - Beverly Hills uMhlanga Rocks Coastline
Tsogo Sun – Beverly Hills uMhlanga Rocks Breath-taking Coastline

The Durban coastline offers the best views and that spectacular touch of romance and luxury. uMhlanga Rocks coastline provides serenity and untamed relaxed beaches where one can enjoy the brush of the morning breeze not to mention the great scenery.

Tsogo Sun - Beverly Hills Hotel
Tsogo Sun – Beverly Hills Hotel, Why not sit back and relax

The Beverly Hills Hotel has great facilities on offer to spoil that special someone or to do business in style and comfort. Enjoy free hi-speed WiFi, fitness centre, golf course, squash court, luxury spa located at the Suncoast Hotel and Towers to name a few.

Tsogo Sun - Beverly Hills Dinning Experience
Tsogo Sun – Beverly Hills Dining Experience, the Catch
Tsogo Sun - Beverly Hills Dinning Experience
Tsogo Sun – Beverly Hills Dining Experience. Take delight in life’s little pleasures

With Tsogo Sun being the Official Hospitality Partner of Masterchef South Africa; one can only expect to be spoilt to the best dining experience in South Africa. The Beverly Hills hotel signature restaurant The Sugar Club specialises in international cuisine with sea food being the speciality, each dish is crafted into works of art to create an exceptional culinary dining experience.

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Tsogo Sun – Beverly Hills hotel, Why not relax and order in
Tsogo Sun - Beverly Hills  hotel
Tsogo Sun – Beverly Hills hotel, Take in the Scenery

Whether you planning to spend your time at home, with friends or out and about trotting beautiful Durban, South Africa; make sure you make time for the woman, mother, grandmother or daughter in your life. Tsogo Sun, Beverly Hills hotel has planned some lovely packages, I loved the Culinary Calendar Of Events 2013, I’m sure you will find it a delightful treat.

 

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Georgia May Jagger Launches British Airways A380 With Rugby Players

British Airways A380 Launch in South Africa
British Airways A380 Launch in South Africa

Talk about travel and lifestyle at its best, the new British Airways Airbus A380 is a lifestyle experience with its innovative design and style.It was only fitting that international model Georgia May Jagger front the launch of the airline’s South African advertising campaign, with South Africa’s very own Springboks Jean de Villiers and Bryan Habana, who were joined by England captain Chris Robshaw.

The British Airways A380 has made travelling to distant land a lifestyle experience one itches to do just to get into that all new luxury liner. The A380 will begin flying to Johannesburg on 12 February 2014, although the inaugural flight is likely to be earlier.

England Rugby Captain Chris Robshaw
England Rugby Captain Chris Robshaw

World Traveller fares from South Africa start at R8 380, World Traveller Plus from R15 380, Club World from R30 380 and First from R53 380. The airline will initially operate three A380 services to Johannesburg a week which will increase from March 10 2014 to six flights. These flights will be part of the airline’s normal schedule to South Africa’s commercial capital.

Since British Airways took delivery of its first superjumbo earlier this month, Johannesburg is only the third A380 route to be confirmed, after Los Angeles and Hong Kong.  Another two aircraft, from a total order of 12, are due to be delivered before the end of the year.

Georgia May Jagger International Model
Georgia May Jagger International Model

British Airways’ A380s can accommodate 469 customers across four cabins. Customers in First will be seated in front of the main deck. The cabin offers 14 seats and is evolved from the existing First class. Club World (business class) customers can choose from 44 seats on the main deck, or 53 seats on the upper deck. The upper-deck seats will be arranged in a new 2:3:2 configuration across the cabin. The 55 World Traveller Plus (premier economy) seats are located on the upper deck, while World Traveller (economy) customers can choose seats on both the main and upper deck.

The aircraft’s innovative design makes it much quieter during take-off and landing and the cabin has the lowest noise level of any existing passenger aircraft. The advanced air conditioning system, with 15 different temperature control zones, contributes to reduced noise levels and customer comfort, with cabin air being changed every three minutes. In addition the A380 It offers exceptional fuel efficiency compared to the aircraft it is replacing.

Bryan Habana, who is taking up a three-year contract with French club side Toulon, says that with the A380 flying to South Africa home won’t seem nearly as far away.

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Bryan Habana South African Rugby Player

“There are lots of reasons I like flying British Airways and now there’s another one.”

After a tour of the aircraft, Jean de Villiers was particularly impressed by its size: “Seventy-three meters from nose to tail; that’s half the length of Newlands and big enough to carry 31 rugby teams halfway around the world.”

Rugby players Bryan Habana / Chris Robshaw / Jean de Villiers / model Georgia May Jagger during the British Airways A380 Launch
Rugby players Bryan Habana / Chris Robshaw / Jean de Villiers / model Georgia May Jagger during the British Airways A380 Launch

Georgia May Jagger, who visited South Africa for the first time in June last year, said: “I’ve been looking for an excuse to explore more of that incredible country and this provides the perfect opportunity.”

The A380 is part of a £5bn investment over five years in new aircraft, smarter cabins, elegant lounges, new technologies and onboard catering to improve the travelling experience and make it easier, more convenient and more comfortable in the air and on the ground.

 

Georgia May Jagger Launches British Airways A380
Georgia May Jagger Launches British Airways A380

Relaxed Dining Experience – Europa Restaurant Florida Road

Europa restaurant
Europa restaurant

If you were to ask me to share with you one of my favourite restaurants at the moment I will tell you one word Europa. I could tell you what you would expect me to say about any other restaurant – that they offer great Italian and other continental cuisine, imported coffees, delicious delights and so on…but that is not what I fell in love with.

Europa restaurant
Europa restaurant

Europa restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere where patrons love to gather and enjoy a good meal and conversation. The environment is relaxed and comfortable, with a harmonious relationship between design and ambiance. To explain it lightly – it’s like chilling at home with friends except you are catered for and surrounded by people who feel at home.

Europa restaurant
Europa restaurant

Europa has managed to do something many restaurants fail to accomplish in my opinion, and that is to create a space that offers a service and aesthetics that allows the customer to enjoy the experience and vibe of the place.

Europa restaurant
Europa restaurant

Ofcourse there are other great places out there for one to choose from, but for a chilled day out over good food and service with colleagues or friends, I would recommend a meal or two at Europa restaurant on florida road, Morningside.

Healing the body and mind through the spiritual

The eyes are said to be the window into the soul, how much do you think you can tell about a persons wellbeing and state of mind? You might not notice much by merely looking at someone, but you may through interaction with friends, colleagues and family. The busy lives that we lead in this day and age make it easy to get entangled in the day to day activities and ignore the bodies barometer and stress signals that sometimes are the source of ailment. Tension can bring about mental and physical fatigue that can lead to ailments that erode away at our quality of life.

peepsouth decided to chat to Preshana Bhimma a therapist and transformational coach at the Soul Sanctuary to get an idea of how one can manage stress.

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Preshana Bhimma, Transformational Coach at the Soul Sanctuary

peepsouth: Who is Preshana Bhimma?

Preshana: I am a self conscious being who is inlove with people and the environment we interact with on a daily basis. I am inspired by people and the elements that bring about harmonious relations between the self and the environment.

peepsouth: How can stress affect a person?

Preshana: I believe a troubled spirit can give rise to a troubled mind and body which can bring about tension and stress, leading to a diminishing sense of self and surrounding. People can underestimate the factors that lead to psychological and physical ailments.

peepsouth: What is it that you do?

Preshana: I strive to help people come to the realisation of the self and awareness of their environment by helping them to create an environment where people can fall inlove with themselves.

peepsouth: How did you come to be at the Soul Sanctuary?

Preshana: It has been a vision and dream of mine for over 10 years, I have prayed and meditated over it and asked God to bless me with a ready made space where I can come in and start practicing and help people by focusing on energies. I am thankful and greateful to be here.

peepsouth: Where would you say you gain your source of strength?

Preshana: I have done alot of soul searching and spiritual growth over the years, I have had to grow as a person and be at peace with myself which puts me in a better position to help others find their soul sanctuary. I draw my strength from the love of people, travel and the open sea.

What are the stress signals that one should look out for:

  • Discomfort
  • Chronic headaches
  • Anxiety / depression
  • Lower back pain
  • Insomnia
  • Hormonal imbalance

what steps can one take to manage the signs of stress:

  • Attending a facilities workshop on stress management
  • Anger management
  • Meditation *can include prayer
  • Counseling

Preshana also offers the following:

  • Transformational coaching
  • Bio-Energetic stress test
  • Colour therapy facilitation

The above therapies help in screening of the mind and body, clears scatter tension and anxiety, analysis of your aura etc. and helps bring back balance and control of ones life.

The Soul Sanctuary offers a lovely bundle of services that focus on healing the body, mind and soul.

Here are other services available:

  • Hypnotherapist
  • Practitioner of touch energy healing
  • Hot stone therapist
  • Thai beauty and massage
  • Om Shanti Chrystal Cove
  • XEF – Gourmet food and delectable deserts , where you can also enjoy coffee, art and music
The XEF gourmet foods, coffee and dessets
The XEF gourmet foods, coffee and desserts
The Soul Sanctuary
The Soul Sanctuary
The Chrystal Cove
The Chrystal Cove
Hot Stone Therapy and Thai Massage
Hot Stone Therapy and Thai Massage